2019 has been a great year!
We started off with an event celebrating our Founders’ Circle members,
then hosted our inaugural “A Very Merry Unbirthday Party” fundraiser.
Plus, we held several monthly birthday parties and participated in lots of community events.
December Birthday Party
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Celebrating birthdays is so much fun! Games, prizes, cupcakes, and lots of happy birthday wishes for 2 of our 13 recipients served this month!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Ho! Ho! Ho! Candy cane reindeer, coloring sheets, and lots of excitement…the annual Santa Train event is always fun!
November Birthday Party
Sunday, November 17, 2019
We served 16 youth and seniors in November and had the pleasure of celebrating 5 of the youth at our monthly party!
October Birthday Party
Sunday, October 20, 2019
What a fun day celebrating the birthdays for 3 of the wonderful youth we served in October!
September Birthday Party
Sunday, September 15, 2019
We had the pleasure of celebrating 2 very fun kiddos in September! Games, prizes, and birthday wishes made it a great day!
2019 Back to School Events
Central Back 2 School Bash
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Falls City Back 2 School Bash
Monday, August 19, 2019
Dallas Family Night Out
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, colored pencils, or crayons? Each student got to pick one to help get ready for the new school year!
August Birthday Party
Sunday, August 18, 2019
How do you celebrate 3 awesome youth and 5 amazing seniors? Have a multi-generational party at Heron Pointe!
Polk County Fair
August 8-10, 2019
Our second year participating in the annual Polk County Fair, we met lots of great people, shared information about our mission, and held drawings for family-friendly giveaways!
Independence Days Crafting
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Headbands and firework floats? Happy 4th of July!
4th of July Crafting in Monmouth
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Sparklers, a fun and festive craft perfect for the holiday and cheering participants in the annual Grand Parade!
June Birthday Party
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Games, prizes, food, and fun? Must be our June birthday party celebrating 3 special youth in our community!
May 13-27, 2019
A big thanks to Girl Scout Troop 10106 for choosing us to be their partner for their final service project of the year! There will be lots of happy kids and seniors who will receive the awesome gifts the troop collected!
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The City of Independence hosted this inaugural community event, and we got to host the cardamking tent! What fun to help kiddos make Mother’s Day cards for their loved ones!
May Birthday Party
Sunday, May 19, 2019
What a fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon…celebrating the birthdays of 2 youth and 1 senior!
Falls City Community Night
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Lots of fun meeting folks in Falls City and letting them know about our mission to celebrate birthdays!
Saturday, April 27, 2019
We had a great time talking and interacting with the hundreds of families that participated in this year’s Fam Jam!
April Birthday Party
Sunday, April 14, 2019
We had a great time Sunday sharing in the joy of celebrating the birthdays for 4 of our recipients!
Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Community Awards Banquet
Friday, March 8, 2019
We may not have won, but it was truly an honor to be one of three finalists in the Nonprofit of the Year category!
A Very Merry Unbirthday Party
Friday, April 12, 2019
What a fantastic night!
We are sincerely grateful to everyone who attended our inaugural event for your support, for participating in our tasting adventures, and for playing our whimsical games. Many thanks as well to our awesome volunteers, wonderful sponsors, and generous prize, raffle, and wine pull donors for your part in making the event so successful. And our gratitude to Eola Hills for the venue and tasty wine, to Loustic Catering for the delicious food and shrubs, to Nathan Anderson for the delightful music, to Debi Thurman for making the awesome raffle baskets, to Danny Jaffer and Marc Powell for crafting the fabulous game boards, to Phil Wright for the amazing photos, and especially to Suzanne for sharing her story.
Because of ALL of you, we generated over $10,000, including gifts in-kind, to support our mission of celebrating birthdays for underserved youth and seniors in our community! It truly was a very merry night!
Founders’ Circle Celebration
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Thank you to our Founders’ Circle for your generous support!
Premier Partner: Polk County Service Club, Frank & Ashley Roe, Tommy & Jean Love
Community Champion: Kevin & Lara Kempka, David & Debbie Kerns, John & Betsy Messer, Phil Wright
Founding Friend: Steven & Winnie Goto, George Jeffery, Paul Kyllo, Jen & Molly McDermond, Julia Parks & Chris Wilson, Monmouth Hardware, in honor of Ann Collins & in honor of Barbara Freeze by Lara Kempka & Jean Love, in memory of Mike Moran by Pat Stineff